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Dynamic speech sharpening

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An enhanced system for speech interpretation is provided. The system may include receiving a user verbalization and generating one or more preliminary interpretations of the verbalization by identifying one or more phonemes in the verbalization. An acoustic grammar may be used to map the phonemes to syllables or words, and the acoustic grammar may include one or more linking elements to reduce a search space associated with the grammar. The preliminary interpretations may be subject to various post-processing techniques to sharpen accuracy of the preliminary interpretation. A heuristic model may assign weights to various parameters based on a context, a user profile, or other domain knowledge. A probable interpretation may be identified based on a confidence score for each of a set of candidate interpretations generated by the heuristic model. The model may be augmented or updated based on various information associated with the interpretation of the verbalization.

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NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.ARMONK, NY1953

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Di, Cristo Philippe Bellevue, US 25 2400
Ke, Min Bothell, US 9 1292
Kennewick, Robert A Seattle, US 34 5117
Tjalve, Michael Bellevue, US 19 1625

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6,405,170 Method and system of reviewing the behavior of an interactive speech recognition application 118 1998
6,606,598 Statistical computing and reporting for interactive speech applications 99 1999
 
PRATO TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
6,678,680 Music search engine 100 2000
 
PIONEER CORPORATION (1)
6,865,481 Navigation apparatus and interactive information providing program 47 2003
 
IANYWHERE SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
7,231,343 Synonyms mechanism for natural language systems 115 2002
 
VOICECOM TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
6,154,526 Data acquisition and error correcting speech recognition system 64 1997
 
Speech Machines, Plc (1)
6,366,882 Apparatus for converting speech to text 126 1998
 
OUTLAND RESEARCH, LLC (1)
2007/0214,182 ESTABLISHMENT-BASED MEDIA AND MESSAGING SERVICE 118 2007
 
IPA TECHNOLOGIES INC. (4)
6,691,151 Unified messaging methods and systems for communication and cooperation among distributed agents in a computing environment 291 1999
6,742,021 Navigating network-based electronic information using spoken input with multimodal error feedback 181 2000
6,523,061 System, method, and article of manufacture for agent-based navigation in a speech-based data navigation system 196 2000
6,757,718 Mobile navigation of network-based electronic information using spoken input 222 2000
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (1)
6,980,092 Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system 243 2001
 
RPX CORPORATION (4)
6,081,774 Natural language information retrieval system and method 401 1997
7,027,975 Guided natural language interface system and method 215 2000
7,062,488 Task/domain segmentation in applying feedback to command control 84 2000
6,954,755 Task/domain segmentation in applying feedback to command control 93 2003
 
ALCATEL (1)
2004/0025,115 Method, terminal, browser application, and mark-up language for multimodal interaction between a user and a terminal 116 2003
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
5,748,841 Supervised contextual language acquisition system 196 1997
 
Bouygues Telecom (1)
6,973,387 Navigation and device for motor vehicle 53 2002
 
CATONA, FRED (1)
6,288,319 Electronic greeting card with a custom audio mix 74 1999
 
CLARION CO., LTD. (1)
6,708,150 Speech recognition apparatus and speech recognition navigation apparatus 62 2000
 
V-ENABLE, INC. (1)
2005/0021,826 Gateway controller for a multimodal system that provides inter-communication among different data and voice servers through various mobile devices, and interface for that controller 99 2004
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (4)
5,892,813 Multimodal voice dialing digital key telephone with dialog manager 95 1996
6,643,620 Voice activated controller for recording and retrieving audio/video programs 173 1999
6,901,366 System and method for assessing TV-related information over the internet 143 1999
6,598,018 Method for natural dialog interface to car devices 94 1999
 
AT&T CORP. (30)
5,533,108 Method and system for routing phone calls based on voice and data transport capability 150 1994
5,475,733 Language accommodated message relaying for hearing impaired callers 78 1994
5,499,289 Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for performing distributed telecommunications 91 1994
5,539,744 Hand-off management for cellular telephony 107 1995
5,517,560 Call billing and measurement methods for redirected calls 102 1995
5,633,922 Process and apparatus for restarting call routing in a telephone network 118 1995
5,953,393 Personal telephone agent 84 1996
5,754,784 Multimedia system 92 1996
6,385,646 Method and system for establishing voice communications in an internet environment 140 1996
6,058,187 Secure telecommunications data transmission 61 1997
5,995,119 Method for generating photo-realistic animated characters 159 1997
6,144,667 Network-based method and apparatus for initiating and completing a telephone call via the internet 274 1997
6,049,602 Virtual call center 227 1997
6,192,110 Method and apparatus for generating sematically consistent inputs to a dialog manager 140 1997
6,134,235 Pots/packet bridge 333 1997
6,219,346 Packet switching architecture in cellular radio 93 1997
6,614,773 Packet transmissions over cellular radio 53 1997
6,160,883 Telecommunications network system and method 75 1998
6,175,858 Intelligent network messaging agent and method 95 1998
6,498,797 Method and apparatus for communication services on a network 96 1998
6,430,285 Method and apparatus for an automated caller interaction system 61 1998
6,411,810 Overload control in a packet-switching cellular environment 60 1999
6,418,210 Method and apparatus for providing information between a calling network and a called network 59 1999
6,650,747 Control of merchant application by system monitor in virtual contact center 81 2000
6,453,153 Employing customer premises equipment in communications network maintenance 54 2000
6,594,257 Network-based method and apparatus for initiating and completing a telephone call via the internet 85 2000
6,404,878 Telecommunications network system and method 68 2000
6,446,114 Messaging agent and method for retrieving and consolidating messages 126 2000
6,456,711 Method for placing a call intended for an enhanced network user on hold while the enhanced network user is unavailable to take the call using a distributed feature architecture 74 2000
6,501,834 Message sender status monitor 186 2001
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VOICEBOX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (22)
8,140,335 System and method for providing a natural language voice user interface in an integrated voice navigation services environment 108 2007
8,589,161 System and method for an integrated, multi-modal, multi-device natural language voice services environment 17 2008
8,326,637 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment 29 2009
9,171,541 System and method for hybrid processing in a natural language voice services environment 2 2010
8,145,489 System and method for selecting and presenting advertisements based on natural language processing of voice-based input 30 2010
9,502,025 System and method for providing a natural language content dedication service 0 2010
8,515,765 System and method for a cooperative conversational voice user interface 19 2011
8,452,598 System and method for providing advertisements in an integrated voice navigation services environment 21 2011
8,370,147 System and method for providing a natural language voice user interface in an integrated voice navigation services environment 27 2011
8,326,627 System and method for dynamically generating a recognition grammar in an integrated voice navigation services environment 27 2011
8,527,274 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements and tracking advertisement interactions in voice recognition contexts 18 2012
8,719,009 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment 12 2012
8,983,839 System and method for dynamically generating a recognition grammar in an integrated voice navigation services environment 6 2012
8,738,380 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment 15 2012
8,719,026 System and method for providing a natural language voice user interface in an integrated voice navigation services environment 13 2013
9,015,049 System and method for a cooperative conversational voice user interface 6 2013
8,886,536 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements and tracking advertisement interactions in voice recognition contexts 7 2013
9,305,548 System and method for an integrated, multi-modal, multi-device natural language voice services environment 1 2013
9,105,266 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment 2 2014
9,263,039 Systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance 0 2014
9,269,097 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements and/or providing natural language processing based on advertisements 2 2014
9,406,078 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements and/or providing natural language processing based on advertisements 0 2015
 
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (14)
8,731,929 Agent architecture for determining meanings of natural language utterances 7 2009
8,332,224 System and method of supporting adaptive misrecognition conversational speech 42 2009
9,031,845 Mobile systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance 1 2010
8,140,327 System and method for filtering and eliminating noise from natural language utterances to improve speech recognition and parsing 33 2010
8,112,275 System and method for user-specific speech recognition 118 2010
8,155,962 Method and system for asynchronously processing natural language utterances 34 2010
8,326,634 Systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance 34 2011
8,620,659 System and method of supporting adaptive misrecognition in conversational speech 27 2011
8,195,468 Mobile systems and methods of supporting natural language human-machine interactions 40 2011
8,150,694 System and method for providing an acoustic grammar to dynamically sharpen speech interpretation 43 2011
8,447,607 Mobile systems and methods of supporting natural language human-machine interactions 121 2012
8,849,670 Systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance 10 2012
8,849,652 Mobile systems and methods of supporting natural language human-machine interactions 8 2013
9,495,957 Mobile systems and methods of supporting natural language human-machine interactions 0 2014
 
APPLE INC. (80)
* 2006/0271,520 Content-based implicit search query 101 2005
8,677,377 Method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant 25 2006
8,458,278 Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session 7 2007
8,977,255 Method and system for operating a multi-function portable electronic device using voice-activation 3 2007
8,527,861 Methods and apparatuses for display and traversing of links in page character array 1 2007
8,645,137 Fast, language-independent method for user authentication by voice 15 2007
9,053,089 Part-of-speech tagging using latent analogy 1 2007
8,364,694 Search assistant for digital media assets 1 2007
8,620,662 Context-aware unit selection 4 2007
8,289,283 Language input interface on a device 16 2008
9,330,720 Methods and apparatus for altering audio output signals 0 2008
8,996,376 Intelligent text-to-speech conversion 1 2008
8,768,702 Multi-tiered voice feedback in an electronic device 3 2008
8,898,568 Audio user interface 17 2008
8,712,776 Systems and methods for selective text to speech synthesis 6 2008
8,583,418 Systems and methods of detecting language and natural language strings for text to speech synthesis 2 2008
8,396,714 Systems and methods for concatenation of words in text to speech synthesis 16 2008
8,355,919 Systems and methods for text normalization for text to speech synthesis 20 2008
8,352,268 Systems and methods for selective rate of speech and speech preferences for text to speech synthesis 20 2008
8,352,272 Systems and methods for text to speech synthesis 16 2008
8,676,904 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 4 2008
8,862,252 Audio user interface for displayless electronic device 1 2009
8,380,507 Systems and methods for determining the language to use for speech generated by a text to speech engine 4 2009
9,431,006 Methods and apparatuses for automatic speech recognition 0 2009
8,614,431 Automated response to and sensing of user activity in portable devices 7 2009
8,682,649 Sentiment prediction from textual data 9 2009
8,345,665 Text to speech conversion of text messages from mobile communication devices 17 2009
8,600,743 Noise profile determination for voice-related feature 3 2010
8,311,838 Devices and methods for identifying a prompt corresponding to a voice input in a sequence of prompts 2 2010
8,682,667 User profiling for selecting user specific voice input processing information 18 2010
8,639,516 User-specific noise suppression for voice quality improvements 1 2010
8,713,021 Unsupervised document clustering using latent semantic density analysis 4 2010
9,104,670 Customized search or acquisition of digital media assets 0 2010
8,719,006 Combined statistical and rule-based part-of-speech tagging for text-to-speech synthesis 6 2010
8,719,014 Electronic device with text error correction based on voice recognition data 3 2010
9,318,108 Intelligent automated assistant 0 2011
8,781,836 Hearing assistance system for providing consistent human speech 1 2011
9,262,612 Device access using voice authentication 3 2011
8,812,294 Translating phrases from one language into another using an order-based set of declarative rules 1 2011
8,706,472 Method for disambiguating multiple readings in language conversion 9 2011
8,762,156 Speech recognition repair using contextual information 12 2011
8,688,446 Providing text input using speech data and non-speech data 21 2011
9,483,461 Handling speech synthesis of content for multiple languages 0 2012
8,775,442 Semantic search using a single-source semantic model 17 2012
8,296,383 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 29 2012
8,762,469 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 1 2012
8,713,119 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 1 2012
8,670,985 Devices and methods for identifying a prompt corresponding to a voice input in a sequence of prompts 1 2012
8,935,167 Exemplar-based latent perceptual modeling for automatic speech recognition 1 2012
9,330,381 Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for viewing and managing electronic calendars 0 2012
9,117,447 Using event alert text as input to an automated assistant 2 2012
8,942,986 Determining user intent based on ontologies of domains 2 2012
8,903,716 Personalized vocabulary for digital assistant 2 2012
8,892,446 Service orchestration for intelligent automated assistant 7 2012
8,799,000 Disambiguation based on active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant 5 2012
8,706,503 Intent deduction based on previous user interactions with voice assistant 20 2012
8,670,979 Active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant 13 2012
8,660,849 Prioritizing selection criteria by automated assistant 24 2012
8,718,047 Text to speech conversion of text messages from mobile communication devices 1 2012
8,639,716 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2013
9,311,043 Adaptive audio feedback system and method 0 2013
8,751,238 Systems and methods for determining the language to use for speech generated by a text to speech engine 3 2013
8,930,191 Paraphrasing of user requests and results by automated digital assistant 3 2013
8,731,942 Maintaining context information between user interactions with a voice assistant 9 2013
9,495,129 Device, method, and user interface for voice-activated navigation and browsing of a document 0 2013
9,280,610 Crowd sourcing information to fulfill user requests 1 2013
9,075,783 Electronic device with text error correction based on voice recognition data 1 2013
9,361,886 Providing text input using speech data and non-speech data 0 2013
8,943,089 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2013
9,389,729 Automated response to and sensing of user activity in portable devices 0 2013
9,501,741 Method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant 0 2013
9,412,392 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 0 2014
9,190,062 User profiling for voice input processing 1 2014
9,368,114 Context-sensitive handling of interruptions 0 2014
9,300,784 System and method for emergency calls initiated by voice command 0 2014
9,502,031 Method for supporting dynamic grammars in WFST-based ASR 0 2014
9,338,493 Intelligent automated assistant for TV user interactions 0 2014
9,430,463 Exemplar-based natural language processing 0 2014
RE46139 Language input interface on a device 0 2014
9,305,101 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2015
 
BRAINTEXTER, INC. (2)
8,359,234 System to generate and set up an advertising campaign based on the insertion of advertising messages within an exchange of messages, and method to operate said system 16 2008
8,909,545 System to generate and set up an advertising campaign based on the insertion of advertising messages within an exchange of messages, and method to operate said system 0 2012
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
8,543,407 Speech interface system and method for control and interaction with applications on a computing system 4 2012
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 9,502,029 Context-aware speech processing 0 2012
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